I'm not really looking for advice, maybe just encouragement. This week will be my last week of bf'ing my 22-month old daughter. I have been diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and have finally conceded that I need stronger medications in order to function. One of these is incompatible w/bf'ing. I've tried alternatives and nothing has controlled the pain adequately so far.
Due to my situation, there is a good chance I will not be able to have another child. I really hope we can both get through this week. I am so thankful I have been able to bf as long as I have, despite a lot of obstacles along the way. My daughter is healthy and thriving.
Hoping the bond between us grows stronger even though the nursing relationship will end.
Thanks for reading -- I love this site!